Resourcing Progressive Christians

Marcus Borg on Systemic Injustice

Systemic justice is a result-oriented justice

Marcus Borg contends that Jesus has something to say about the way we organize ourselves in community — that when a society is structured to serve the self-interests of the wealthy and powerful it is not a just society. “If you have a society in which 1% of the population own 43% of the wealth, it is pretty clear that the 1% has structured that society so it kind of worked out that way — and they have a tremendous amount of power to sustain it.”

— Marcus Borg in Living the Questions 2.0

Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, Marcus Borg was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007. Borg has been described by The New York Times as “a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars” and is the author of over twenty books, including the popular “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time” & “The Heart of Christianity.”

“LtQ Clips” offer thought-provoking observations and comments on spirituality and religion from prominent authors, scholars, and thinkers. These excerpts from“Living the Questions” curriculum are designed to spark conversation in questioning the dominant pop theology of American Christianity.


  1. david zamora on November 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I appreciate the perspective evidenced by the materials I have read or heard so far. I would like to investigate more. This is one of the more refreshing sights I have encountered in awhile. Thank you, David Zamora, staff Pastor, Christian fellowship of El Cajon ca…..

  2. George Waite on January 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Religion is boring. A complete waste of time, money and trouble.

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